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Survivors of slain Ohio-based Marines mark grim anniversary

CINCINNATI (AP) - Jason Dominguez remembers vividly his last conversation with David Kreuter, as they were doing an overnight security watch from a rooftop in western Iraq. Marine Cpl. Dominguez and Sgt. Kreuter usually joked around, but this night 15 years ago was different. Kreuter ...

DC releases police footage from 2018 deaths of 3 black men

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the D.C. Council, Washington's Metropolitan Police Department on Friday released long-sought body camera and security footage from the 2018 deaths of three young black men in 2018. The release was compelled by an emergency police reform bill that Mayor ...

Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfires grow

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people were under evacuation orders today after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size as crews battled the flames in triple-digit heat. The blaze straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties consumed more than 23 square miles ...

Two astronauts return to Earth after test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth today in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 ...

UPDATE: Newton Falls finds water break location

NEWTON FALLS -- Village residents and police were asked to help locate a water main break this afternoon in the community that was found and helped prevent loss of water. Village Manager David Lynch posted on the village's Facebook page that the break had been located after Chuck Lane of the ...

Fri. 10:37 a.m.: Britain delays easing of lockdown as virus spread speeds up

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put some of the country's next steps out of lockdown on hold today with just a few hours' notice, saying the number of new coronavirus cases was on the rise for the first time since May. The government's top medical adviser warned that it ...

Fri. 9:55 a.m.: US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their spending in June by a solid 5.6 percent, helping regain some of record plunge that occurred after the coronavirus struck hard in March and paralyzed the economy. But the virus' resurgence in much of the country could impede further ...

Fri. 9:51 a.m.: Judge bans lawyers from identifying Epstein abuse victims

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over the criminal case against a British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse said this morning that her attorneys are not permitted to publicly identify accusers even if they've spoken in a public ...

Fri. 8:54 a.m.: Bahamas, Florida brace as new Hurricane Isaias bears down

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early today toward the U.S. East Coast as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year's Hurricane Dorian. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph this morning and was ...

Fri. 8:45 a.m.: Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced today that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency ordinance in ...

Fri. 8:43 a.m.: US sinks another $2.1 billion into a potential vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes something will work. The United States will pay up to $2.1 billion "for ...

DeWine calls for sale of alcohol to stop at 10 p.m.

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine is asking the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to call a meeting to consider enacting an emergency rule to not permit the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m., effective Friday. The commission is meeting at 9 a.m. Friday for the proposed rule. Under DeWine's proposal, ...

3 former presidents mourn John Lewis at funeral in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was mourned, revered and celebrated as an American hero today at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, a sacred place for many of those who helped to shape civil rights history. Three former presidents joined in the eulogies after nearly a week of mourning that took ...

Thu. 11:34 a.m.: Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74

ATLANTA (AP) — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain's Twitter account this morning announced ...

Thu. 9:24 a.m.: Australia cases spike; virus returns to Vietnam

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's coronavirus hot spot, Victoria state, will make masks compulsory statewide after reporting a record 723 new cases today. Masks have been mandatory in the state capital, Melbourne, and a neighboring semi-rural district for the past week. Victoria ...

Thu. 8:56 a.m.: 1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus keeps forcing layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy. The continuing wave of job cuts is occurring against the backdrop of a spike in virus cases ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masked pilgrims arrived today at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam's holiest site, to pray and repent on the most important day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every ...

Thu. 8:41 a.m.: NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off this morning as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be ...